Super Lawyers recognizes 105 McAfee & Taft attorneys

October 14, 2013

A record 105 attorneys from McAfee & Taft have been recognized in the just released 2013 Oklahoma edition of Super Lawyers, with 82 lawyers named to its “Oklahoma Super Lawyers” list and another 23 listed as “Oklahoma Rising Stars.”

John N. Hermes and John A. Kenney were recognized as “Top 10 Oklahoma Lawyers.” Rachel Blue, Jennifer H. Callahan, Mary Quinn Cooper, Kathy R. Neal, Susan B. Shields, Mary Ellen Ternes and Elizabeth D. Tyrrell were named to the list of “Top 25 Female Oklahoma Lawyers.” Mark D. Christiansen, Mary Quinn Cooper, Robert W. Dace, Frank D. Hill, William S. Leach, Kathy R. Neal, Drew D. Webb and Nathan L. Whatley were honored as “Top 50 Oklahoma Lawyers.”

Also named to the 2013 “Oklahoma Super Lawyers” list are: Terry R. Barrett, T. Michael BlakeJoseph H. Bocock, Timothy J. Bomhoff, Brandon L. Buchanan, Steven W. Bugg, W. Chris Coleman, Richard D. Craig, C. Bruce Crum, Cheryl Vinall Denney, Bradley K. Donnell, Clifford C. Dougherty, III, Roberta B. Fields, Bill G. Freudenrich, S. Gregory FroggeGary F. Fuller, Robert L. Garbrecht, Robert H. Gilliland, Jr., Lauren Barghols Hanna, Lloyd T. Hardin, Jr.Gerald L. Hilsher, Richard P. Hix, Henry D. Hoss, Rodney K. Hunsinger, II, James Dudley Hyde, Michael E. Joseph, Robert J. JoyceMichael J. LaBrie, Myrna Schack Latham, Michael F. LauderdaleBrandon P. Long, Robert T. Luttrell, III, Michael D. McClintock, James C. McMillin, M. Richard MullinsRichard D. Nix, J. Michael Nordin, John A. Papahronis, Ross Plourde, Charles S. Plumb, Frank L. Polk, Louis J. Price, James C. Prince, Tony G. Puckett, Anthony L. Rahhal, Natalie K. Ramsey, Andrew L. Richardson, Richard A. Riggs, Reid E. Robison, Patricia A. Rogers, Paul A. Ross, Ronald T. Shinn Jr., Vani Singhal, Barry L. Smith, Michael F. Smith, Mark D. Spencer, Thomas E. Steichen, C. David Stinson, Jeff L. ToddPeter T. Van Dyke, Erin M. Van Laanen, Christina M. Vaughn, Joseph E. WaltersSharolyn C. Whiting-Ralston, Elizabeth Scott Wood and Harold C. Zuckerman.

McAfee & Taft attorneys named to the 2013 “Oklahoma Rising Stars” list are: Ruth J. Addison, Michael K. Avery, Sasha L. Beling, Elizabeth Bowersox, Emily Wilson Bunting, Jared M. Burden, Stephanie Chapman, Ellen Cordell, Jessica L. Dickerson, J. Barrett Ellis, Mark D. Folger, Matthew S. Gibson, Bonner J. Gonzalez, Spencer W. Haines, Stephen M. Hetrick, Jessica John Bowman, Suzanne E. Kern, Laura J. Long, Terra Lord Parten, Alison Patel, Keith E. Peters, Alison A. Verret and Amy D. White.

Super Lawyers recognizes the state’s top 5 percent of Oklahoma attorneys in more than 60 practice areas as “Super Lawyers” and the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys as “Rising Stars.” Selections for these esteemed lists are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters legal division. Each year, the research team undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal and serves clients locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth. The firm employs 350 Oklahomans, including 180 attorneys.